Mrs J in the Library

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By Mrs J in the Library
Teach students about character development by reading 10 picture books by Mo Willems to your kindergarten or 1st grade elementary library classes with this editable and easy-to-prep unit. The unit includes a printable reading response booklet and a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Library Skills
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Printables
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By Mrs J in the Library
Do your students LOVE candy? Read "The Candymakers" by Wendy Mass and teach students to research and design advertisements with this unique inquiry-based novel study!This printable product is designed for each student to have a novel study packet
Subjects:
Literature, Instructional Technology, Library Skills
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Novel Study
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RL.5.3, RL.6.1, RL.7.1, RI.5.7, RI.5.9, RI.6.7, W.5.7, W.5.8, W.5.9, W.6.7, W.6.8...
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This lesson plan is for the genre study I teach on graphic novels that lasts 4 or 5 forty-minute library class periods. One library class includes reading the book, book exchange, and the students doing the response activity. The lesson plan is
Subjects:
Literature, Library Skills, Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Literacy Center Ideas
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

This is my 12th year as an elementary teacher-librarian, six of which I was the library department co-chair. I also spent 5 years as a technology workshop instructor.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe teacher-librarians and library spaces should inspire and empower students to create, as well as read, research, and think critically. In 2013, I started using library centers for grades 3-5 as I teach on a semi-fixed library schedule. Currently, I use a blend of mini lessons and constructivism with time for students to work in class and have some choices in their learning. When sharing a book with a class or small group, however, I use questioning heavily as I try to guide students to figure out the answer themselves. Critical thinking skills are an absolutely necessary part of my teaching, and my students have to bring their brains (and listening ears) to library class!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

PA School Librarian Association (PSLA) Outstanding Library District Award, 2016; Presenter at the PA School Librarian Association and PA Library Association conferences; Commonwealth Libraries LSTA K-12 laptop grant recipient, 2009-10

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.S. in Elementary Education from Messiah College, Grantham, PA; M.L.I.S. in Library Science from University of Pittsburgh, PA; Online Teaching Endorsement from Millersville University

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I live in Pennsylvania with my awesome husband and daughter.

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